Preparing your home or business for a flood is something that’s essential to avoid costly damage during a flooding scenario. But it’s something done well in advance. As one of today’s leading lift station pump sellers, the team from FloRight Pump & Controls have helped many floodproof their homes and businesses. Here we want to offer some important tips so you can do the same.
Know the Flood Risk in Your Area
Firstly, and most importantly, you should understand the flood risk in your area, as flooding can occur in any season. However, more areas are prone to flooding than others, so understanding how yours is affected by floods is essential. Those living near lakes or rivers are especially susceptible. These areas, also known as floodplains, can fill with water when snow melts or with excess rainfall. Those living in coastal areas also frequently experience flooding.
If you live in a flood-prone area and want to do what you can to minimize damage should a flood occur, there are several things you can do. First, elevate all of your electrical outlets and appliances, such as your HVAC and other components. This will keep your utilities safe in a flooding event. Waterproofing your basement is also important and investing in a lift station pump, and performing regular inspections is key.
It’s recommended to have your pump tested every few months if you live in a flood-prone area. Professionals will inspect it and check to ensure it’s actually discharging water, as well as any signs it’s in need of parts replacement.
Having an Exit Strategy
If the unthinkable should happen and you need to leave your home in a flooding event, it’s important to have an exit strategy already in place that all of your employees or family members are familiar with. Know where you need to go and what safe roadways to take in case of a flash flood.
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If you live in a flood-prone area and want to invest in a lift station or septic system, contact us online today or call (520) 585-4595.